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Authors

Allen Bettis

Agency

Texas Historical Commission

Abstract

On behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. (AmaTerra) conducted an archeological survey for the proposed bridge construction along Business (BS) 71 East (71E) in La Grange at the Colorado River in Fayette County, Texas. Work consisted of visual inspection of the entire project area, including 100 percent pedestrian survey and excavation of 17 shovel tests and 11 backhoe trenches. Fieldwork was conducted May 15–17, 2019 by a team of two archeologists. Two archeological sites were recorded, consisting of a deeply buried isolated mussel shell concentration and a scatter of late nineteenth to early twentieth century brick rubble and household trash. Sites 41FY593 and 41FY594 are considered not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places within the project’s Area of Potential effects (APE).

The survey team found much of the project area to be heavily disturbed from road construction and maintenance, right-of-way (ROW) grading and maintenance, and utilities trenching and installation. This report recommends that no further archeological work is warranted at any location within the APE. No artifacts were collected as part of this project. All notes and field records will be provided to TxDOT-ENV for curation under Antiquities Permit 8767.

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